More Than a Game

More Than a Game


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A pair of aspiring filmmakers working on a school project follow a group of up-and-coming teen hoopsters in Akron, OH, and just happen to capture the King (LeBron James) in his earliest days ruling his home city's courts. The resultant movie, More Than a Dream, released in 2009, is much more than that -- an inspiring Hoop Dreams-style reflection of the boundless drama in the true tale of young athletes in the inner city banding together to follow a dream (it's mere subtext that one of them would evolve into a larger-than-life icon by the time of the film's release). Street "basketball" and hip-hop date back to the music's earliest days (one of the first crossover hits was Kurtis Blow's "Basketball"), and Music Inspired by the Film More Than a Game features an all-star lineup of 2000s rap. The record hits a high point early on the six-minute epic "Forever," a convention of rap's wordsmiths as Kanye West, Drake, Lil Wayne, and Eminem pass the baton over a dark, soulful, slightly mournful beat, separated by an echoing modern R&B Auto-Tune hook. LeBron seems to bring out the best in the MCs as some of the best (Jay-Z, T.I.) bring their A game on what essentially is one of the world's glitziest mixtapes, while Mary J. Blige adds a nice change of place early on with the soulful ballad "Stronger."

Product Details

Release Date: 09/29/2009
Label: Interscope Records
UPC: 0602527157719
catalogNumber: 001333702

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tony Williams   Vocals
Nathan East   Bass
Andrew Hey   Guitar
Michael Strange   Keyboards
Jeff Bhasker   Keyboards

Technical Credits

David Boyd   Engineer
Kenny Mason   Director
J. Siegel   Composer
T. Williams   Composer
Jerome "J-Roc" Harmon   Composer,Producer
Andrew Dawson   Engineer
Chris Godbey   Engineer
Harvey Mason   Composer,Producer
Andrew Hey   Engineer
Kanye West   Composer,Producer
Jamal Jones   Composer
J. Valentine   Composer,Producer
Marshall Mathers   Composer
T. Jones   Composer
Michael Strange   Engineer
Dabling Harward   Engineer
Durrell Babbs   Composer
Hit Boy   Producer
Aubrey "Drake" Graham   Composer
D. Dalton   Composer
Joe Peluso   Engineer
E. Hayes   Composer
T. Mason   Composer
C. Harris   Composer,Producer
Clifford Harris   Composer
C. Brown   Composer
M. Blige   Composer
M. Jordan   Composer
L. Edwards   Composer,Producer
Polow da Don   Producer
Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton   Engineer
Elliot Carter   Engineer

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More Than a Game 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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ICPForever101 More than 1 year ago
awesome one of my most favorite cds to listen to!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!